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* NEW YORK (2/26/10)--Terri J. Fowlkes, former director of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions' CDCU Mortgage Center LLC, has rejoined the federation in an expanded role as director of the Community Development Investment Program. Fowlkes succeeds Alice Greenwald, who had been with the federation for five years. Greenwald had just helped the federation complete its $25 million capital campaign, the largest in the organization's history. She has agreed to serve on the federation's Community Development Investment Advisory Committee. Fowlkes is founder and principal of TJF & Associates LLC, a strategic planning and consulting firm. She also has served in management positions at Citi, Carver Federal Savings Bank, and the New York Community Investment Co. LLC, and has taught financial courses at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., and York College in Jamaica, N.Y. Part of her new duties will include overseeing the mortgage center ... * FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (2/26/10)--City County CU in Ft. Lauderdale has joined Mokugift's 1,000 Ways to Plant A Tree campaign. The credit union will plant a tree for every member who opts-in to paperless e-statements. As of Wednesday, the $294 million asset credit union has planted 168 trees, which will absorb an average total of 9,300 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year (PRWeb Feb. 25). The campaign enables innovative companies to invent new ways to plant a real tree as a gift for members at $1 apiece. The campaign aims to plant 100,000 trees by July 29. If the goal is reached, those trees would absorb an average of five million pounds of carbon dioxide per year ... * OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (2/26/10)--ORNL FCU President/CEO John McKittrick has been presented the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce's Eugene L. Joyce Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors him for his community service, professional achievement, dedication, leadership and personal values. Past recipients have included former Sen. Howard Baker, former State Rep. Gene Caldwell, and Oak Ridgers Tom Hill, Wanda Craven and George Matthews. McKittrick has been with ORNL FCU since 1989, when he became operations manager. He became president/CEO in 1994. He is a former chair of the Tennessee Credit Union League. ORNL has more than $1 billion in assets and more than 140,000 members ...


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